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Management and Strategy Seminar - Ece Kaynak

Author: CASE
Time: 10:00
Location: CASE 127

KOC UNIVERSITY

FACULTY OF ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCES AND ECONOMICS

MANAGEMENT AND STRATEGY SEMINAR

13 November 2018 –TUESDAY-10:00


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Speaker  :  Ece Kaynak - Stanford University

Title        :  Breaking Into Occupations: Learning and Socialization on the Fringes

Date       :  13 November 2018 –TUESDAY- 10:00

Abstract : As the traditional employment relationship has deteriorated in the U.S. and in much of the world, the nature of careers has been changing. Contemporary careers unfold in a world of work that is characterized by fewer formal organizing structures. While the nature of careers is changing, our understanding of occupational learning and socialization remains largely grounded in studies conducted in traditional organizational settings. We assume people become members of occupations through established processes whereby novices are trained by proximate experts and enjoy legitimate peripheral participation opportunities. However, these assumptions do not hold true in many contemporary settings of working and learning. Relying on 17 months of fieldwork in Silicon Valley observing aspiring software developers attending coding bootcamps, this paper examines how contemporary workers switch careers and enter a new occupation without traditional organizations serving as holding environments for their learning and socialization.